Category: Opinions

Defeat Measure 105

The Salem Weekly strongly urges readers to vote against Measure 105, which repeals Oregon’s Sanctuary Law banning state and local police officers from assisting the Federal government in the arrest of undocumented immigrants....

CAPITALISM AND DEMOCRACY

A popular myth has circulated in our society for quite some time.  The myth is that Capitalism and Democracy go hand-in-hand.  One is presumed to lead to the other in seamlessly promoting a free society.  If that ever was true,...

Popular Sovereignty

In a democratic republic, one of the fundamental rights of all citizens is to elect their leaders at all levels of government: federal, state, and local.  In Oregon, another fundamental right is for the people to use the...

The Salem Makeover

  Mayor Chuck Bennett gave a wonderfully upbeat State of the City speech on March 28th. He shared “the punchline” at the beginning of his speech when he said, “This has been a very exciting, eventful and successful year.” Salem,...

Listen to our Kids

America owes enormous thanks to its youth.  In the wake of the latest mass school shooting, this one at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, they have had enough of “thoughts and prayers” and have called out the...

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CANNABIS ON THE BRINK

On May 30th the OLCC issued a news release announcing a pause in the acceptance of new marijuana license applications. Steve Marks, Executive Director of the OLCC, stated “In order to ensure that the OLCC is fulfilling its...

Are they coming for you?

They’re coming for you. All who don’t buy into loyalty to Trump, his agenda, and his infallibility. Sound extreme and paranoid? It happens there’s a disturbing pattern that provides a clear window to the mentality of Trump and...

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